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TRUE COLORS TIME (or Don't Let Newt Down)
Vanity | April 16, 2012 | True Believer Forever

Posted on 04/16/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT by true believer forever

TRUE COLORS TIME

If you listened closely to Sarah tonight on Levin’s program, she was pretty much endorsing Romney. I suspect she will hold her cards, won’t jump into the fray until the convention, where she will get maximum exposure for her particular agenda. And then she will play the good citizen role and support Romney. I’ve been worried about her since she showed up so ungraciously during the summer to rain on the parade of some of the more conservative candidates…

The same applies to her as everyone else... Not fighting, not helping Newt right now, is the same as voting for Obama.

I want you to think about something... if all these people, who call themselves conservative, who want to be thought of as conservative, all joined together – from Limbaugh – to Sarah – to Bachmann, and all the others – and in one voice said, No, we won’t, and worked their hearts out for Newt, starting this moment right now - instead of CYAing it; there would be no doubt who the next President would be. It would be Newt. It will still be Newt. But look what they are doing, look at the maneuvering, the shifting, the caving. In the space of a week the conservative world – political and otherwise – has become a cluster of Bart Stupak clones.

Even Santorum, what did he do? Faced with possible/probable defeat, he caved, he ran home. He didn’t like the amount of debt he was accumulating. He couldn’t see the math allowing him victory. So. He. Quit.

How does Mark Levin – any of them – ever complain about or criticize Boehner again? Or McConnell, or the Republican establishment? They are just as weak and spineless, just as compromised now.

True Colors Time.

America flickers, a lighthouse about to be engulfed by darkness. People are folding caving collapsing all around us, and we are being chided for not being realists…

Realists on the banks of the Delaware would have tried to convince those First Patriots it was too cold, too dark, too much ice; the pragmatic thing was to wait for another day when conditions were better, the risks not so great…

Exactly who is behaving like George Washington right now? And who are the cowards?

Next time..

Four years from now, they will look back and call these times carefree, like the play of children. It will never be easier than it is right now. Next time, it will be harder. Where will the repurposed courage come from then?

It is always going to require biting down hard while terror circuits through you – facing annihilation; not facing impossible mathematical odds, facing annihilation.

Who will there be then to face down the kind of raw fear that cakes the back of the throat and jellies out muscles and nerves? Who? And where will they be found?

They have Newt now... experienced, battle hard, for the most part fearless, doesn’t know how to quit. There is no one else now; there never was. There will be no one else the next time, if there is a next time; because next time, not even a Newt will be sufficient.

The fainting conservatives see the GOP establishment, its power, everywhere and deep, arrayed around them, able to twist events and turn people to their will – the same way that American soldier saw the British fleet in Boston Harbor - as if all of London was afloat before his eyes.

Yet they carried on. A rag tag bunch, one step ahead of annihilation. It should be a song in your hearts by now.

They carried on and today I am writing to you about them. And their True Colors Time. I know everyone around us is fainting, finding excuses for fainting, trying to make their fainting seem purposed - or holy - pragmatic. But, they are still just fainting.

Fret not.

Faint not.

Fear not.

NEWT GINGRICH... The Last Conservative Standing. He Deserves Your Very Best.


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KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; campaign; election2012; elections; newt; newtgingrich; tampa
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
RE :”This reminds me of what they call the “honeymoon period” in a marriage. The newness wears off and reality sets in.

Or worst-case she grabs the kids while the husband is at work and flees to another state or country but still manages to successfully sue him for child support in his home state.

I have seen that happen in real life a few times.

51 posted on 04/17/2012 6:52:02 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: RitaOK

You’re right-on! Support Newt (write-in if you must) and trust God for the rest!


52 posted on 04/17/2012 7:07:54 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: PeskyOne

sorry, but I’ll take a “narcissitic egomaniac” any day over a socialist RINO!

I’d rather Obama have a second term than Romney.
Did that get you goin? lol


53 posted on 04/17/2012 7:10:04 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: All
There are some of us who haven't voted yet. Should our vote not count? I will be very happy to vote for Newt. When the convention comes around and Romney gets the nomination I will decide then what the future shall hold. But I haven't cast my vote yet!
54 posted on 04/17/2012 7:14:53 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: true believer forever

I know tat you think that you will make this come out different but without delegates on the floor Newt and Rick do not have a chance of being the nominee. I am still working for the person I consider the most conservative.

What you seem to want to do is to pretend that somehow showing up without delegates is going to get you the nomination.

I do not know if you are old enough to remember the anticipated floor fight between Ford and Reagan. I am. We knew that if we could just get past the first round everything would go our way....Ford ended up being the nominee. All the disgruntled folks who hated Ford decided to stay home and let the democrat party have at it. That is when we got Carter....


55 posted on 04/17/2012 8:12:42 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: true believer forever; Jim Robinson

Sarah publicly supported Newt twice, at a critical time. And her husband publicly endorsed him. Now, does anyone think her husband would do that without her approval? He’s not a political guy.

She also tweeted several times in Newt’s favor.

That gave Newt a boost, but regretably it didn’t last long. That was for him to deal with, not Sarah.

As a Fox News employee, there are lines she cannot cross. Roger Ailes has already made it clear that he regrets hiring her. She couldn’t have made it more obvious who she supported without crossing the lines as a news employee. She did her part, which was to give Newt a boost at a critical moment—the same moment, actually, when Jim Robinson declared his support. It’s not her job to pick Newt up and carry him. He needs to make it on his own, although with her clear support. As I said before, she can’t do it for him.


56 posted on 04/17/2012 9:36:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: true believer forever

“2)make sure that Obama does NOT have a second term.

“Which is, in effect, saying you will vote romney, rather than get on the battlefield and do your best to see that he isn’t the nominee.”

So now who’s admitting defeat?


57 posted on 04/17/2012 10:14:57 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nifster

You keep posting these little anti-support statements of Newt, only you never say who you support, just some sort of vague comments, like ‘I am supporting the person I think is most conservative’.

Who do you support? Would that someone be Ron Paul? And why are you afraid to come out and say who you support. Look at the posts on this thread alone, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind who these people support, one way or another.

Maybe one of the many reasons we like and support Newt is that HE HAS COURAGE.


58 posted on 04/17/2012 10:28:53 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: RitaOK; All

“Instead, we’re going with a wing and a prayer that Romney will “save” us, thinking he has the best chance to beat Obama and leaving God out of it.”

I (and I’m sure many others here) pray every night for God to bless us and our country with another chance, that millions in it still love and worship Him, and to give us a righteous leader and rid us of BHO and his evil group.

I’ve done this for more months than I can remember, going back to when we very first knew Herman Cain was running. Well, we see what happened there, so I try not to ask for Newt by name in my prayers, but........ :-)

You’re right - we very much need to depend on God and also pray for his mercy for our dear republic.


59 posted on 04/17/2012 1:31:58 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres

I agree with you, jot and tittle, and pray for un-named, but like you I realize Newt is there and he appears repentant and reformed, and remains the master politician. ;)


60 posted on 04/17/2012 2:06:37 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: true believer forever

You are too funny.

Newt has his own baggage. He is currently still on the ballot in my state and that is where my vote is going.

You still did not address my question so I will assume that you do not remember 1976 or the convention.

Newt in spite of what you think does not have courage ( or at least did not). He folded like a lousy poker player when Clinton shut down the government.

And by the by, Newt has a spotty history in terms of what he got through the House. Frankly, his willingness to compromise with Kennedy and Pelosi and Clinton I found appalling. Do I like him better than Mitt? No doubt about it.

But do not delude yourself. You can jump up and down all you want. You can hold your breath until you are blue. You can ‘righteously’ stay home this fall. Do all of that and it changes nothing.

If you do not have the delegates you will not get the nomination. Newt’s run this time around has been at best dicey. His early lackadaisical attitude, his outright arrogance in declaring himself the obvious candidate, to the slip shod way he ran how campaign.... all of those things cost him votes and delegates along the way.

None of the above matters either because in the end the goal MUST be

1)The maximum nu,her of conservatives in the HOuse and in the Senate
2) NO second term for the O


61 posted on 04/17/2012 3:00:41 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: sickoflibs; true believer forever; RitaOK; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; ..

“Then when she admitted she wasn’t running a smaller myth was created by Newt (encouraged by Palin) that he was that one”

Newt didn’t “create a myth”. If you recall, Todd Palin called him to say he was endorsing him (TP even talked about it afterward). It was widely presumed that, considering Sarah’s such a public figure and their marriage is a close one, he didn’t do this without discussing it with her first. She also spoke out in support of Newt not long after, and although not Formally or Officially endorsing anyone as her husband did, many (including myself) looked at it as a clever way to endorse Newt via Todd without publicly boxing herself in.


62 posted on 04/17/2012 8:14:03 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Cicero

“She couldn’t have made it more obvious who she supported without crossing the lines as a news employee. She did her part, which was to give Newt a boost at a critical moment”

You’re absolutely right.


63 posted on 04/17/2012 8:39:02 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres; true believer forever; katiedidit1

All I know is, I know I am at peace voting Newt to the end. Our primary has been rolled entirely, and the GOPE haven’t had to even break a sweat rolling us. Until we stop them it will never end.

They must experience defeat in 2012, or the people are serfs politically no matter who wins the general.

Down ticket voting may well be our last real voice.

It’s Newt, or Obama. Maybe we get our party back.


64 posted on 04/17/2012 9:07:35 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: llandres; true believer forever; RitaOK; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
RE :”She also spoke out in support of Newt not long after, and although not Formally or Officially endorsing anyone as her husband did, many (including myself) looked at it as a clever way to endorse Newt via Todd without publicly boxing herself in.

Yes that was very clever, just like the hundreds of ‘hints’ she dropped over 2+ years that she was running (against Romney) as a real candidate without actually saying she was running was VERY clever, Look at all the suckers that went for the bait. I watched in amazement at the time occasionally commenting ‘SHE”S NOT RUNNING’, but suckers are born that way and they are soon parted from their money.

Speaking of suckers, are you on the ‘Newt Sucker list’ ?? Because:
Newt Gingrich rents donor list to raise cash

65 posted on 04/17/2012 9:16:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: true believer forever

“Who do you support? Would that someone be Ron Paul?”

Thank you for this thread and your great posts! Now it’s time for me to share the following gem with you, my FRiend, to read and use when engaging with Paul-bots (or any conservatives who may be attracted to RP) - enjoy:

http://thebandofpatriots.com/blog/2011/8/2/its-conservatism-stupid-or-why-i-wont-ever-support-ron-paul.html


66 posted on 04/17/2012 9:17:24 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres; true believer forever; RitaOK; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
Lucy Palin, Lucy fools her cult members once again
67 posted on 04/17/2012 9:22:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely.)
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